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Composition FOR LOTENSYL AT

Atenolol(50mg),Lercanidipine(10mg)

food interaction for LOTENSYL AT

alcohol interaction for LOTENSYL AT

pregnancy interaction for LOTENSYL AT

lactation interaction for LOTENSYL AT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Atenolol and alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
UNSAFE
Lotensyl at tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Lotensyl at tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR LOTENSYL AT

Atenolol(50mg)

Uses

Atenolol is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), arrhythmias (abnormal heart beat), heart attack and increased blood pressure

How it works

Atenolol belongs to class of medications called beta blockers. It acts by blocking receptors (beta-1 adrenergic receptor) in the heart and peripheral blood vessels resulting in slowing of heart rate and relaxing of blood vessels thereby lowering blood pressure. Atenolol reduces oxygen requirement at any level of activity making it useful for long-term management of heart attacks caused by restricted blood flow to the heart. 

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness, Slow heart rate, Breathlessness, Diarrhoea, Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Constipation
Lercanidipine(10mg)

Uses

Lercanidipine is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure

How it works

Lercanidipine blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. As a result, blood vessels are relaxed and heart beats with less force. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heart beat and protects the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Fatigue, Flushing, Headache, Dizziness, Ankle swelling, Palpitations, Nausea, Edema, Abdominal pain

COMMON DOSAGE FOR LOTENSYL AT TABLET

Patients taking LOTENSYL AT TABLET

  • 72%
    Once A Day
  • 28%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR LOTENSYL AT

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR LOTENSYL AT

  • Atenolol may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • The Atenolol may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
  • Atenolol may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid the use of tobacco.
  • Consult your doctor whether to continue Atenolol before any scheduled surgery.
  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have a heart failure or heart disease.
  • Adults over the age of 65 may be at greater risk for the side-effects.

Frequently asked questions FOR LOTENSYL AT

Atenolol

Q. What is betacard used for?
Betacard is a trade name for active drug atenolol. Atenolol belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack

Q. Is atenolol safe?
Yes. Atenolol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is atenolol a diuretic/ blood thinner/ ACE inhibitor/ nitrate?
No. Atenolol is blood pressure lowering medication (beta-blocker) and used to treat few other heart diseases. It has no known effect on increasing the urine output or fluidity of blood. It is not an ACE inhibitor or nitrate

Q. Is atenolol a narcotic?
No. Atenolol is not a narcotic medicine. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack

Q. Is atenolol cardioselective/ selective/ non-selective?
Yes. Atenolol selectively blocks receptors called beta-1 adrenergic receptor in the heart and is therefore called a cardio selective drug.

Lercanidipine

Q. Is lercanidipine a beta blocker/ a diuretic/ a statin/ a calcium channel blocker?
Lercanidipine is a calcium channel blocker and not a beta blocker, a diuretic or a statin

Q. What is lercanidipine hydrochloride used for/ what is lercanidipine used for/ what is lercanidipine hydrochloride/ what is lercanidipine Sandoz?
Lercanidipine is used alone or in combination with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor to treat to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pains associated with heart attack

Q. Is lercanidipine safe/ does lercanidipine cause ankle swelling/weight gain/ hair loss?
Lercanidipine is safe if taken at recommended dosage and duration. It may cause certain side effects such as ankle swelling. Always consult your doctor before its use

Q. How does lercanidipine hydrochloride work?
Lercanidipine hydrochloride relaxes and opens the blood vessels, allows free blood circulation in the body and thus reduces blood pressure

Q. Can i take ibuprofen with lercanidipine?
It is not known whether lercanidipine cause any drug reaction with ibuprofen, always consult your doctor before its use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)